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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
KS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. KS: 0.01 )
KS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.25
KS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KS: 0.25 )
KS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.25

0.25
0.64
Interest Coverage 10.65
KS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. KS: 10.65 )
KS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.75   Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.65

2.75
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.94
M-Score: -2.13
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 12.58
KS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. KS: 12.58 )
KS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 23.93
Current: 12.58

8.78
23.93
Net-margin (%) 7.28
KS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. KS: 7.28 )
KS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 13.68
Current: 7.28

3.75
13.68
ROE (%) 19.12
KS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. KS: 19.12 )
KS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 23.02
Current: 19.12

0.89
23.02
ROA (%) 4.80
KS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. KS: 4.80 )
KS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 12
Current: 4.8

0.72
12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.81
KS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. KS: 13.81 )
KS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.76   Max: 32.34
Current: 13.81

-1.76
32.34
Revenue Growth (%) 2.80
KS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. KS: 2.80 )
KS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.9
Current: 2.8

0
32.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.40
KS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. KS: 10.40 )
KS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 14.8
Current: 10.4

-32.6
14.8
EPS Growth (%) -1.50
KS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KS: -1.50 )
KS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 205.5
Current: -1.5

-33.8
205.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 16,550 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 122,100 sh (+88.72%)
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Q2 2013

KS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 127,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 288,200 sh (+136.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,300 sh (-37.2%)
Steven Cohen 7,040 sh (-57.46%)
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Q3 2013

KS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 159,582 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,600 sh (+90.29%)
Jim Simons 491,300 sh (+70.47%)
Steven Cohen 11,488 sh (+63.18%)
Pioneer Investments 140,702 sh (+10.35%)
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Q4 2013

KS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 546,100 sh (+11.15%)
Pioneer Investments 126,034 sh (-10.42%)
Steven Cohen 9,161 sh (-20.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 92,073 sh (-42.3%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (-72.45%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$9.77 - $11.53 $ 25.35137%0
Scott Black 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$7.52 - $10.01 $ 25.35201%16160
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$8.03 - $10.62 $ 25.35183%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$6.59 - $8.94 $ 25.35214%11822
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$7.19 - $8.82 $ 25.35216%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $7.19 - $8.82 $ 25.35216%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.06%$7.54 - $8.9 $ 25.35207%10777
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.50
KS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. KS: 26.50 )
KS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 36.23
Current: 26.5

1.98
36.23
P/B 3.50
KS's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. KS: 3.50 )
KS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.61
Current: 3.5

0.17
4.61
P/S 2.81
KS's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. KS: 2.81 )
KS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.75
Current: 2.81

0.07
3.75
PFCF 18.40
KS's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. KS: 18.40 )
KS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 31.69
Current: 18.4

1.45
31.69
EV-to-EBIT 16.40
KS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. KS: 16.40 )
KS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 76
Current: 16.4

3.4
76
PEG 10.20
KS's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KS: 10.20 )
KS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 28.8
Current: 10.2

0.1
28.8
Shiller P/E 29.40
KS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. KS: 29.40 )
KS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 36.47
Current: 29.4

10.52
36.47

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 181.10
KS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KS: 181.10 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 199.5
Current: 181.1

0.52
199.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 7.20
KS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
67% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KS: 7.20 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.68
Current: 7.2

0.62
6.68
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
KS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KS: 2.10 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.29
Current: 2.1

0.17
2.29
Price/Graham Number 12.20
KS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KS: 12.20 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 13.43
Current: 12.2

0.28
13.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
KS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KS: 6.10 )
KS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 29.1
Current: 6.1

1.3
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.21
KS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. KS: -0.21 )
KS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 110.5
Current: -0.21

2.4
110.5

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
Compare:SWM, UPMKF, WPP, FBR, SEOAY » details
Traded in other countries:KTU.Germany
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, formerly Stone Arcade Acquisition Corporation, was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. The Company was incorporated on April 15, 2005 in the state of Delaware. The Company produces and sells different unbleached kraft, linerboard, saturating kraft and unbleached folding carton board in the United States and globally. The kraft paper market is comprised of three general product types. Multiwall paper is used to produce bags for agricultural products, pet food, baking products, cement and chemicals. Specialty converting paper is used for end uses within coating and laminating applications that require a smooth surface. Specialty converting is also used to produce shingle wrap, end caps, roll wrap and dunnage bags. Grocery bag and sack paper is converted into retail shopping bags, grocery sacks and lawn and leaf refuse bags. Linerboard is mainly used to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products. U.S. demand for corrugated boxes and linerboard tends to be driven by industrial production of processed foods, nondurable goods and certain durable goods. It targets its linerboard for specialty independent corrugated and laminated products customers who focus on specialty niche packaging. Its saturating kraft product line is used in multiple industries including construction, electronics manufacturing and furniture manufacturing around the world. The Company's Kraftpak (r) customer base consists of integrated and independent converters in the folding carton industry. It markets and sells products through a national sales force for its domestic sales. Its manufacturing facilities are based in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and North Charleston, South Carolina and include production facilities consisting of integrated pulp and paper mills that produce kraft paper, linerboard, saturating kraft products sold under the DuraSorb(r) brand and folding carton board sold under the Kraftpak(r) brand. The raw materials needed to process unbleached kraft paper and related products consist of round wood, woodchips and chemicals. In addition, it purchases coal, fuel oil and natural gas to run boilers and its cogeneration facility in South Carolina. Kraftpak(r) competes with uncoated recycled board which is produced by Newark, Rock-Tenn, Caraustar and Graphic Packaging, and smaller producers. Its operations are subject to environmental regulation by federal, state, and local authorities in the United States, including requirements that regulate discharge into the environment, waste management, and remediation of environmental contamination.

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